Thursday, March 17, 2016

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ST PATRICK'S DAY SUNSET
On rainbows slide playfully,
Syllables at the speed of lightning
Dripping wet like fresh ink
Into a poem so green,
The leaves of clover squint,
For the sparkle of fantasy;
Where treasured gold composed,
Stare as leprechauns, hurrying, empty
The evening sky into night blankets
For verses and stanzas need never sleep.
ST PATRICK'S DAY SUNSET © gillena cox 2016


An Irish Blessing
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
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Written for Isadora's prompt at
Out of Standard - From the blender to the page
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
THE CHALLENGE: World-blending... the practice of combining elements from contrasting places, times, cultures, or beliefs into a piece of art or literature. World blending can result in the creation of an entirely new genre or movement.
We are asked you to write a poem that incorporates elements from different worlds.

20 comments:

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    1. Happy you dropped in to read min Isadora

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  2. I love the idea of squinting clovers! :)

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  3. This is my favorite bit:
    "The leaves of clover squint,
    For the sparkle of fantasy"

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine De

      Much love...

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  4. The evening sky into night blankets
    For verses and stanzas need never sleep

    One should continue writing - no let-up. It makes everything move in tandem. Very true Gillena!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Hank

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  5. We are all Irish a day like this... may your day be green.

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  6. "Syllables at the speed of lightning Dripping wet like fresh ink" What a great line! I actually have Irish ancestry. My mother's maiden name was McCleary.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Susie

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  7. the evening sky as a night blanket :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Margaret

      much love...

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  8. But I thought the leprechauns lived in OUR world! LOL

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    1. (✿◠‿◠) so glad you dropped by Rosemary

      much love...

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  9. Happy you dropped by Bekkie

    much love...

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